the nostril shaper

During the first surgery, the lip and the nose are repaired at the same time (see surgery of the lip). For the nose, the nasal septum and the nostril wing are relocated in a good position. But the usual cicatricial retractions after any surgery degrade the initial aesthetic and functional result.

If we want to keep the result obtained at the end of the procedure, we must insert a nostril shaper for several months (photos 1,2,3).

We use the Koken ° Nocular Shaper (photos 4,5). It is semi-rigid silicone and is not aggressive. It is stable, because it is bilateral, but we add sterisrips° to fix it. It is perforated, and allows the child to breathe and suckle normally (photo 6).

It is worn between 4 and 6 months, and it can be changed with growth, there are 13 progressive sizes.

Bébé porteur d'une fente labiale droite | Fentes Labio Palatines

Child with a right cleft
cleft This cleft lip is complete with muscle and incomplete cutaneous

Fente labiale droite d'un bébé | Fentes Labio Palatines

Child carrying a straight cleft cleft
Result in immediate postoperative with the points and the nasal shaper in place

Bébé porteur d'une fente labiale à droite | Fentes Labio Palatines

Child carrying a straight cleft
cleft Result at 3 months after surgery

Conformateur narinaire vu de face | Fentes Labio Palatines

Nasal conformist seen from the front

Conformateur narinaire vu de dessus | Fentes Labio Palatines

Nasal conformal seen from above

Fente labiale et conformateur narinaire | Fentes Labio Palatines

Child carrying a straight cleft cleft
The child feeds on the breast. The nasal shaper is in place, it can very well suck because it breathes perfectly through the nose